MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY | RING
MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY | RING
MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY | RING
MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY | RING
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Property from a European Private Collection (Lots 1-5)

MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY | RING

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

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Property from a European Private Collection (Lots 1-5)

MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY | RING

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:22,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a European Private Collection (Lots 1-5)

MEROVINGIAN, 6TH/ 7TH CENTURY

RING


gold, set with foiled red glass rosette

2.2cm., 13/16 in. overall

ring size: P

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Condition Report

Overall the condition of the ring is good, with minor wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There is minor warping to the gold throughout. There are a few very minor losses to the gold framing the bezel. There are several small nicks, notably to the hoop. One of the small beads where the hoop meets the bezel is lost. There are a few chips and minor losses to some of the glass sections. There is some encrusted dirt in areas.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Adolphe (1871-1949) and Suzanne Stoclet, Brussels;

thence by descent;

private European collection

Catalogue Note

Compare with the Merovingian ring in the British Museum from the Franks Bequest (no. 170), in whose catalogue Dalton (op. cit., p. 27) refers to rings with pastes and garnets in circular bezels found in the Frankish cemeteries in Cambrai and Samson in the Namur region.


RELATED LITERATURE

O. M. Dalton, Franks Bequest: Catalogue of the Finger Rings, cat. British Museum, London, 1912, no. 170, pl. I

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